Short Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 5555 m.
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Best Season March to May & September to December
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$1890
2 - 6 paxUS$1690
7 - 10 paxUS$1590
11 - 15 paxUS$1490
16 - 20 paxUS$1390
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Preserved Tibetan Buddhism, monasteries, and Sherpa hospitalities
  • Everest Base Camp & Khumbu glacier
  • The finest viewpoint Kala Patthar
  • Explore sunrise & sunset along with the top of the world Mt. Everest and many more giant peaks
  • The final glimpse of the scenic towering Mountain View by the Helicopter ride to Lukla

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek, located in eastern Nepal, is one of the most spectacular treks to the world's highest mountain, which stands at 8848 meters. Trekkers from all over the world come to see this breathtaking natural wonder. Trekking to Everest Base Camp allows you to experience authentic Tibetan communities, culture, and religious dialects, pristine flora and fauna, abundant waterfalls, and truly memorable landscapes.

The Sagarmatha National Park is a beautiful and memorable place of trees and waterways in the area. The trek usually begins in Lukla for those who fly in, or in Jiri or Salleri if you arrive by road. The region is dominated by Sherpas, who are well-known mountaineers. The majority of the communities are Buddhists who enjoy spiritual peace. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek provides 360-degree views of majestic snow-capped mountains rising more than 6000 meters above sea level. Some of these peaks are well-known for climbing, including Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lobuche East, and Lobuche West, to name a few. While trekking through these incredible regions, you are deeply impressed by deep Buddhism, its communities, monasteries, and, of course, the people who entice you with their kindness and warmth of hospitality.

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for those who have limited holidays, are still desperate, and looking for an adventure that includes reaching the top of the world Mt. Everest Base Camp with unforgettable views of the massive Mahalangur Himalayas range. Similarly, the 10-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek is the best way to avoid the same trail returns and discover the close-up scenic view of the Khumbu Himalaya by helicopter. Contact our local experts at any time for more information.

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  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcome at the airport, transfer to the Hotel then set up for the up coming day.

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/8563ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A magical scenic flight takes us to Lukla in the morning, and from there we begin the trek with a hike to the day's first destination, Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our day starts by following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing over the Edmund Hillary suspension bridge, then heading towards Sagarmatha National Park and the checkpoint at Monjo. The path ascends markedly until it eventually leads us into Namche Bazaar, the regional capital of the Sherpa district.

  • Max. Altitude:3870m/12697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The trail leads away from Namche Bazaar through a series of small villages and a suspension bridge en route to Phunki Tenga and then climbs through a series of switchbacks and dense rhododendron forests to Tengboche. The village is famous for its monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region, and is justly known for its long association with mountaineering expeditions to the area.

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/14469ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The day begins by descending gradually through more woodland until we cross another suspension bridge and climb steadily towards Pangboche and Sumare, the formidable presence of Ama Dablam keeping us company all the way. Mani walls and a monastery greet our arrival in Dingboche, Lhotse, Island Peak, and other mountains adding their stunning profiles to the view.

  • Max. Altitude:4940m/16207ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

With plenty of rest from the previous day, our bodies are fully prepared for the next stretch towards Thugla, where we pass numerous cairns and monuments dedicated to the many Sherpas and climbers who have perished on Everest's slopes. Further along on the trail through the barren terrain, we come to Khumbu glacier at the foot of the famous mountain and marvel at the terrible beauty and chaos of the inexorable mass of ice. The day finishes with our arrival at the jumble of buildings that make up the remote outpost of Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude:5164m/16942ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our trek reaches its climax today with the much-anticipated arrival at Everest Base Camp, truly one of the most memorable experiences in Nepal. The morning is spent traversing Khumbu Glacier and heading to Gorak Shep, where we typically pause for a well-deserved meal and the extraordinary views before heading out again for the journey's reward, our arrival at the historic base camp, temporary home through the decades to some of the most legendary figures in the annals of mountaineering. After pausing to drink in the astonishing spectacle, and perhaps view the latest expeditions mounting their challenge, we reluctantly turn around and make our way back to Gorak Shep for our night's rest.

  • Max. Altitude:2860m/9383ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Everest may not be within our reach but Kala Patthar is on hand to give added meaning to the visit via unmatched views of the entire Khumbu basin and a sense of accomplishment in scaling the peak. After returning for breakfast and retrieving our trekking gear we fly back to Lukla by chopper. This is the best way of avoiding the same way in and out and soaking. It would be a lifetime experience of a scenic mountain flight to Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast we take a flight to Kathmandu where you'll have enough time to savor the city's treasure's one last time before getting together for a farewell dinner with friends before departure

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complementary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complementary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • All necessary trekking permits such as Sagarmatha National park, TIMS card, etc.
    • Flights to and from Lukla
    • Gorakshep to Lukla by Helicopter
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt/Trekking Map/Sleeping bag if needed
    • Government-registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First-aid kit
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement if needed
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries entrance fee, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc.
    • Tip to staff 
    Dates & Availability
    Start:SaturdayApr 01, 2023
    End:MondayApr 10, 2023
    Start:SaturdayApr 15, 2023
    End:MondayApr 24, 2023
    Start:TuesdayApr 25, 2023
    End:ThursdayMay 04, 2023


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    Useful Information

    Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs

    For your safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by yaks/donkeys.

    Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended

    Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day

    Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide

    Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek

    1Travelers' Reviews
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      Brilliant Trekking Agency

      In October 2021, I & my wife did the Short Everest base camp trek with Nepal Trekking Experts. We reached out to the company and from the moment of the first enquiry to leaving the country we were fully satisfied with our experience. All correspondence was completely professional and we always felt like we were in safe hands.

      Our guide was Binod, and he was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to us in all manners, whether encouraging us in difficult parts of the trek or helping to order meals. When we started to suffer from altitude sickness, he did a great job and educated decisions to help combat the effects and make it to the base camp.

      Since we had a short holiday and high preference of exploring Everest Base Camp, short Everest Base camp trek with Nepal trekking Experts was the best fit for us. Likewise, chopper ride from Gorakshep to Lukla was an incredible experience ever.

      Overall, I can't recommend this trekking company enough.

      Alex RussellOct 03, 2021United States
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